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Sunday, November 8, 2009

Jumping Jills

Because it’s been a heavy-lifting week, here’s a Sunday treat. Grab a bagel and a cup of joe. Sit back, crank up the volume and enjoy this youthful explosion of athleticism and musicality.

These are the Kings Firecrackers, 4th through 8th grade girls from Cincinnati, performing at this year’s Army-Navy basketball half-time show.  Yes, with jump ropes! It runs long, but I promise you’ll be riveted. And when you’re finished, you’ll feel better about everything.



Feminists everywhere who still want girls to participate in boys’ wrestling and football teams will be appalled. Frankly girls,  life accelerates to the block, tackle and headlock phase soon enough. Best to have some fun while preparing.

I defy anyone to tell me that these girls are less fit, disciplined or competitive than their football playing brothers.

H/T Margo